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Old 04-28-2008, 03:17 PM   #1
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What will you be doing with your (US) economic stimulus check?

Will you stimulate the economy or save it or both? We'll be saving half and using the other half to put new tile in our downstairs bathroom. Of course, our check will be mailed and we're at the end of the list, so we won't get ours until July & some of our friends make too much and don't even qualify (must be nice). How about you?


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Old 04-28-2008, 03:19 PM   #2
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the mammoth $600????? pay a couple of bills. Stimulate the economy? who's kidding whom?

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Old 04-28-2008, 03:26 PM   #3
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I can't remember what we decided to do with it, except we're saving part of it. The rest will probably go in the vacation fund - we're hoping to do a big trip to Europe next year for our 25th anniversary. Visit former exchange students in Germany (one will be graduating from high school), then go to Italy, maybe.

You got that right, June - pandering is more like it. I heard a suggestion on the radio that the gov't should have used it to build/repair infrastructure. That would stimulate the construction economy *and* get something useful done.
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Old 04-28-2008, 03:31 PM   #4
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hubby will stash it in the bank. he hates spending money.
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Old 04-28-2008, 03:38 PM   #5
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It will disappear into my checkbook, never to be seen again.
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Old 04-28-2008, 03:41 PM   #6
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Let's see with the 46 dollars that the government is so kindly giving us... Maybe a trip to Subway for a sandwich and we might even spring for chips. SIGH!!!!
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Old 04-28-2008, 04:06 PM   #7
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I'm going to buy 4 Toilet seats, and 6 Claw Hammers at the local hardware!!

The way I've got it figured...I owe $3420 in Federal Taxes, and since NASA pays $600 for a toilet seat ($600 x 4 = $2400 right??) Then The Pentagon (Department of Defense) pays $175.50 for a hammer. ($175.50 x 6 = $1029 right?) So $2400 + $1029 = the $3420 I owe...That should square things up with Uncle Sam for this year!!! ....What I have left should buy a few porterhouse steaks!!! Yummy!! I'm excited!!!!
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Old 04-28-2008, 04:18 PM   #8
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I have to do some remodeling in our rental house. So the renters will have a nice tile floor and fresh paint, and I wont get to enjoy any of it. :(
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Old 04-28-2008, 04:22 PM   #9
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gonna go to my vacay fund for mexico in august,...wooot
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Spending it on my big 50th birthday bash in July!!

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